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Discuss disaster — and how to recover from it

A free film screening and panel discussion dealing with disaster preparedness and climate-related severe weather will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. 

“Revisioning Recovery: Films Uncovering the Roots of Disaster” will be a hybrid event with in-person and online attendance options. It will examine and explore the issue of how preparedness and recovery can become more inclusive and allow everyone to thrive, featuring a collection of five short films that tell environmental disaster recovery stories and examine historical inequities that worsen when disasters hit. 

An interactive panel discussion will feature Rob Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University; Erin McCully, of Western N.C. Citizens’ Climate Lobby; and Jason Meador, aquatic programs manager at Mainspring Conservation Trust. 

Presented by Macon County Public Library, The Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative, North Carolina Humanities and Working Films. Sign up by June 10 at bit.ly/revisioningaccess.

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